BMC wants all schools under its purview
Currently 11,902 schools in the city that include municipal schools, aided schools, private aided schools and private unaided schools, are under the scrutiny of the corporation.
If the state government approves this proposal, all schools registered with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), International General Certification of Secondary Education (IGCSE), International Baccalaureate (IB), and other boards will also have to submit to the BMC’s inspections.
The Right to Education Act (RTE) clearly says the local body should ensure that every student from age 6 to 14 is given proper education. This responsibility has been entrusted to us irrespective of the board, said additional municipal commissioner Mohan Adtani. He added, the Act also states that the local body must also ensure that all schools are compliant with the norms of the RTE. For inspection of all schools in the city, we need to bring them under the purview of the BMC.
Mayor Sunil Prabhu said, Just as all the English, Hindi, Marathi, and Urdu-medium SSC schools are under the control of the BMC, so also we want all the ICSE and CBSE schools to come under the control of the BMC. These schools are in the city limits and but it is a shame that we cannot monitor them. Prabhu said, the BMC should be allowed to conduct inspections to
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